The Oakland, sorry, Las Vegas Raiders may not look like it on paper, but they are a very good offensive team. And what I mean by on paper, is their roster. They do not have any household names like the Chiefs do, that the average NFL would know about besides the quarterback.

The Kansas City Chiefs are now in somewhat the same position as the Raiders. No, they are not quite having the same problems that Las Vegas is having in terms of off-the-field issues, but both teams are tied with five in their respected division.

While the team has been struggling, they can beat just about anyone if the game script is in their favor. Therefore, the Chiefs need to do these three things to make sure they secure a victory, also securing a second-place tie in the division, or maybe higher.

Three keys to success for the Chiefs vs. Raiders

Limit passing game:

The Raiders don’t have a true number one receiver on their team. Actually, take that back. They do, but he is a tight end. Darren Waller is a wide receiver in a tight end’s body. He is as fast a tight end that you will see, with as good of hands as you will see.

He is also a huge part of the passing game, which ranks 4th in the NFL in total passing yards. Yes, it surprised me as well. The Chiefs have not been great against the pass, and if they can force Carr to throw to receivers other than Waller or Renfrow, this game will be smooth sailing.

Pressure Derek Carr:

The once MVP finalist just a few seasons ago has had a great season. However, there is one thing this year that has shown his weakness. Joey Bosa from the Los Angeles Chargers said it best:

“We knew once we hit him a few times, he really gets shook, And you saw on [Christian Covington’s] sack, he was pretty much curling into a ball before we even got back there. Great dude, great player…but we know once you get pressure on him, he kind of shuts down.”

Stop the run:

The Raiders not only are ranked 4th in passing yards but they are ranked fifth in rushing yards. With the help of their dynamic duo running backs, they have been a lethal force on the ground. The individual numbers won’t show that but just watch the tape.

The Chiefs biggest problem the last few years has been stopping the run, there is no hiding that. If the Chiefs can do a better job of containing the ground game, which is a huge ask, this team could be 6-4 going into week 11.

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